Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Some evidence suggests that bone health can be regulated by gut microbiota. To better understand this, we performed 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing to analyze the intestinal microbial diversity in primary osteoporosis (OP) patients, osteopenia (ON) patients and normal...

["Microbiology","Orthopedics","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3450
203 downloads
1,086 views

Gastrocnemius-soleus equinus (GSE) is a foot-ankle complaint in which the extensibility of the gastrocnemius (G) and soleus muscles (triceps surae) and ankle are limited to a dorsiflexion beyond a neutral ankle position. The asymmetric forces of leg muscles and...

["Kinesiology","Orthopedics","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3388
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Introduction Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of musculoskeletal system’s ailments. In the prevention of the disease and in its comprehensive treatment, proper health-related behavior becomes an extremely important factor for maintaining an...

["Epidemiology","Nursing","Orthopedics","Rheumatology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3276
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Objective This study aimed to quantify the cartilage- and subchondral bone-related effects of low-dose and high-dose meloxicam treatment in the late phase of mono-iodoacetate-induced osteoarthritis of the stifle. Methods Thirty-four male Wistar rats received intra-articular...

["Pathology","Pharmacology","Rheumatology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3185
201 downloads
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Background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic auto-inflammatory disorder of joints. The present study aimed to identify the key genes in RA for better understanding the underlying mechanisms of RA. Methods The integrated analysis of expression profiling was...

["Bioinformatics","Orthopedics","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3078
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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a severe extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that is well-defined as a chronic systemic autoimmune disease. A proportion of patients with RA-associated ILD (RA-ILD) develop pulmonary fibrosis (PF), resulting...

["Immunology","Respiratory Medicine","Rheumatology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3021
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862 views

Background There is a high prevalence of non-specific shoulder pain associated with upper limb functional limitations in older adults. The purpose of this study was to determine the minimal clinically important differences (MCID) of grip strength and pressure pain...

["Geriatrics","Orthopedics","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2995
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Aims We have recently created an age-dependent hypertensive-mono-arthritic animal model from the stroke-resistant spontaneously hypertensive rat to model populations with autoimmune disease who are hypertensive and are prone to stroke. The model exhibits signs...

["Cardiology","Immunology","Pharmacology","Rheumatology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2608
2 citations
235 downloads
540 views

Introduction Rituximab (RTX) is a B cell-depleting agent approved for the treatment of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). RTX reduces antibody producing precursor plasma cells and inhibits B and T cells interaction. Infections related to T cell immunodeficiency...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Internal Medicine","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2487
2 citations
405 downloads
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Objective The current study is an innovative exploratory investigation, aiming at identifying differences in personality profiles within Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients. Method In total, 344 participants (309 female, 35 male)...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Psychiatry and Psychology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2421
2 citations
531 downloads
1,018 views

Microfracture surgery may be applied to treat cartilage defects. During the procedure the subchondral bone is penetrated, allowing bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells to migrate towards the defect site and form new cartilage tissue. Microfracture surgery...

["Bioengineering","Orthopedics","Rheumatology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2243
2 citations
250 downloads
1,173 views

Background. A loss of mucosal tolerance to the resident microbiome has been postulated in the aetiopathogenesis of spondyloarthritis, thus the purpose of these studies was to investigate microbial communities that colonise the oral cavity of patients with axial...

["Microbiology","Dentistry","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2095
2 citations
694 downloads
1,089 views

Background: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by the presence of widespread chronic pain. People with fibromyalgia report lower levels of Positive Affect and higher levels of Negative Affect than non-fibromyalgia peers. The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Rheumatology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1822
316 downloads
1,385 views

Background. Hand function is essential to a person’s self-efficacy and greatly affects quality of life. Adapted utensils with handles of increased diameters have historically been used to assist individuals with arthritis or other hand disabilities for feeding,...

["Kinesiology","Orthopedics","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1667
4 citations
162 downloads
1,219 views

Background and Objectives. The accessory head of the flexor pollicis longus muscle (AHFPL), also known as the Gantzer’s muscle, was first described in 1813. The prevalence rates of an AHFPL significantly vary between studies, and no consensus has been reached on...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Kinesiology","Orthopedics","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1255

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